Clark, William (1770)
|born on||1 August 1770|
|Place||Ladysmith, Virginia, 38n01, 77w31|
|Timezone||LMT m77w31 (is local mean time)|
American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. A native of Virginia, he grew up in prestatehood Kentucky before later settling in what became the state of Missouri. Clark was a planter and slaveholder.
Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States. Before the expedition, he served in a militia and the United States Army. Afterward, he served in a militia and as governor of the Missouri Territory. From 1822 until his death in 1838, he served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
He died 1 September 1838.
- business associate/partner relationship with Lewis, Meriwether (born 18 August 1774)
- Relationship : Marriage 1808 (Julia Hancock)
- Death of Mate 1820 (Julia Hancock)
- Relationship : Marriage 1820 (Harriet Kennerly Radford)
- Death of Mate 1831 (Harriet Kennerly Radford)
Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 00.52.08 LMT Asc 13Gem07'
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
- Vocation : Travel : Explorer